Rumor mill: Valerie Jarrett calling the shots during Benghazi attack?

Via Conservative Report:

Confidential sources close to Conservative Report have confirmed that Valerie Jarrett was the key decision-maker for the administration, the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack on 9/11/2012. […]

After supper, Barack Obama had a telephone conference scheduled with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…  As that meeting drew to a close, Ms. Jarrett, who is also the Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, went from the living quarters to the White House Situation Room, where the attack in Benghazi was being monitored by Dempsey, Panetta and other top-ranking officials.

Whether she was instructed by the President to go there, or if she went of her own volition, is only known by the President and herself. […]

As was reported earlier by Conservative Report, Cross Border Authority was denied… Two revelations are deeply troubling:

First, it is reported that an Army Special Forces team was present with an AC-130U Spooky (also known as a Spectre Gunship) on the tarmac at the airport in Tripoli, Libya…

Add to that, a team of Green Berets on the ground to secure and/or evacuate the Annex, and the outcome would have been two SEALS still alive, and a mess of dead terrorists.

The second, and most troubling aspect of the refusal to issue Cross Border Authority is who issued the refusal. Rather than the President, the Commander In Chief, making critical decisions, granting or denying the authority to initiate offensive-actions in support of our valiant fighting men, the decision not to take action was made by a person, to whom the people did not elect, nor did the Congress have confirmation power over.

The military-order, not to initiate action, saving our men in Benghazi, was issued by the President’s Advisor, Valerie Jarrett.

Now, I’m generally not inclined to highlight reports based on information from unnamed sources, but I thought this post from the Conservative Report blog site was worth noting for two main reasons:

1.) The White House hasn’t exactly been forthcoming with details about the deadly terror attack, to put it midly.  In fact, the administration has gone out of its way to craft blatantly false narratives involving a dumb YouTube video; and

2.) It’s been widely reported that Jarrett’s influence has shaped our management of international crises, specifically her role in convincing President Obama to call off the planned raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani hideout three separate times.

That said, I still take such reports with a grain of salt.  However, the burden of proof is on the White House at this point as it has worked overtime to muddy the water and obfuscate the truth.  Until the Obama administration is forthright and truthful with the American people, the rumor mill will continue churning out reports from unnamed sources.

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